Covid-19 is probably the most challenging time many of us have ever experienced. However, this crisis has opened the door to new ways of doing things. The RSE’s Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission aims to support a better future for Scotland and to build a fairer and more resilient society, through addressing both immediate challenges and longer-term policy and practice questions.
What does a resilient Scotland look like and what threats and challenges does Scotland face in the future? How do we prepare for this?Learn More
What does Covid teach us about how data, evidence and science is accessed, used and communicated by Governments? How can we use this learning to enhance Scotland’s ability to effectively use data, evidence and science?Learn More
What can we learn in terms of practices, approaches and outcomes of those delivering person-centred public service across Scotland? What change is possible in the near future?Learn More
How have the public been informed and engaged in Scotland’s Covid-19 experience? How do we build on this experience to improve the quality of public debate and increase the impact of public participation in decision making ?Learn More
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Blog: Nature should be the beating heart of resilience by Francesca Osowska OBE FRSE
This pandemic originated from an unhealthy relationship between the human world and the natural world, this same unhealthy relationship is also contributing to the degradation of nature across the planet and climate change.
Dame Seona Reid FRSE on the Impact of Covid-19 on Culture & the Arts
Tea & Talk - Series 2 Episode 1
Coronavirus in Scotland: to follow the science we must learn to understand it
Evidence that does not suit policy can’t just be ignored.
Article by Professor Dame Anne Glover PRSE.
Focus on needs not wants for a happier country
Does our hedonism expose faulty choices and frailties, reflective of a lack of resilience?
Article by Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRSE.
Saving the arts is vital for rebuilding a healthy society
The cultural sector is an essential public service. It must be supported to find a sustainable way forward. Equally, we cannot simply go back to the way things were...
Article by Dame Seona Reid.
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We are keen to learn from the experiences of people of Scotland and to hear your ideas about building a better Scotland post-Covid. The workstrands will also be creating opportunities for people to share their experience, and contribute to the work of the Commission. If you have ideas you would like to share with the Commission, please get in touch.Learn more
RSE response to inquiry into UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks.
The RSE has responded to an inquiry examining the UK's approach to the coronavirus pandemic including the role that scientific advice has played in informing governments' management of the outbreakLearn More